ABOUT IVAN THE KNIGHT OF SREDNA IN THE OPUS RERUM UNGARICARUM DECADES
The paper follows the narration of Antonio Bonfinius, in the opus Rerum Ungaricarum Decades, Decas IV, on Ivan the Knight of Sredna. The paper is chronologically precisely bounded from the day of coronation of Matthias Corvinus to the day of death of Ivan the Knight of Sredna. News about the Ostrogon Archbishop and a rational humanist are found in the first three books of the aforementioned opus. The first book provides information on the addressing of the King Matthias to Ivan the Knight after the coronation, then on his designation on the position of the Ostrogon archbishop. There were also recorded his activities in relation to the uprising in Transylvania and Moldova, and emphasized his importance as an erudite notary. The second book testifies that in 1468, Ivan was in the Matthew’s escort, during the war with the Czechs. The third e book of the opus Rerum Ungaricarum Decades, Decas IV explains in details the conspiracy against the King Matthias, headed by the Ostrogon Archbishop and his nephew. There were listed reasons that led Ivan the Knight of Sredna to join the conspirators, following the course of the conspiracy, his reconciliation with the Hungarian king, and his death. The separate paragraph enumerated the merits of the Knight, which he did in the field of culture for the medieval Hungary.